Australian cultural celebration to highlight films, music

MUMBAI: Australia will be hosting performances at the Mumbai Festival 2007, beginning 14 January. At the event, cultural events, including dance, music, theatre, exhibitions and films will be highlighted.

Part of AusArts India: film, arts, literature, a two-year cultural promotion program initiated by the Australian Government, Australia’s participation at the festival will provide an opportunity to the audiences to take a closer look at the diversity of Australian culture and society.

“Australia’s participation in the Mumbai Festival and the presence of prominent Australian performers and artists presents an opportunity to highlight the rich cultural diversity of our country,” said Australian High Commissioner to India John McCarthy.

“Mumbai is the heart of the Indian film industry and a major cultural hub of India. To present Australian films, arts and literature in this city is a wonderful opportunity for us to highlight Australian talent. We also hope that this will further strengthen cultural links between the two countries,” said McCarthy.